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Date:   Fri, 12 Feb 2021 17:16:04 -0800
From:   Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>
To:     Vladimir Oltean <olteanv@...il.com>,
        Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>
Cc:     netdev@...r.kernel.org, Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>,
        Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@...il.com>,
        Russell King <linux@...linux.org.uk>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Michael Chan <mchan@...adcom.com>,
        "open list:BROADCOM ETHERNET PHY DRIVERS" 
        <bcm-kernel-feedback-list@...adcom.com>,
        open list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, michael@...le.cc
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 1/3] net: phy: broadcom: Remove unused flags



On 2/12/2021 5:14 PM, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 05:08:58PM -0800, Florian Fainelli wrote:
>> That's right, tg3 drove a lot of the Broadcom PHY driver changes back
>> then, I also would like to rework the way we pass flags towards PHY
>> drivers because tg3 is basically the only driver doing it right, where
>> it checks the PHY ID first, then sets appropriate flags during connect.
> 
> Why does the tg3 controller need to enable the auto power down PHY
> feature in the first place and the PHY driver can't just enable it by
> itself?
> 

That would be a question for Michael if he remembers those details from
12 years ago.
-- 
Florian

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